Daniel E. Kouba, age 88, resident of Michigan, ND, died Friday, October 21, 2022 at the Good Samaritan Society in Larimore, ND.
Daniel Edward Kouba was born December 20, 1933 on his mother’s family farm, in Sauter Township of Walsh County, ND, the son of Edward and Geneva (Bina) Kouba. He joined the U.S. Army in 1953 and served during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged and returned to operate the family farm. Daniel married Marjorie Elton on June 2, 1960 at St. Catherine Catholic Church, Lomice, rural Lawton, ND. Daniel was a lifelong farmer; farming was not just a job, it was his passion. The couple lived on the family farm for 40 years, where he and Margie worked side by side. Daniel loved to dance, play cards, and he enjoyed many trips to Las Vegas with Margie. They were excellent polka dancers and attended many dancing events. Daniel also owned and operated the Kouba Insurance Agency for 51 years. Margie died March 26, 2020, they would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary that year. After his retirement, Daniel enjoyed helping his son and grandsons on their farms. In addition to his passion for farming, Daniel was very civic minded. He served on several boards, including the Walsh County Mutual Insurance Company for 47 years, 37 of which he served as President. He also served as a Walsh County Commissioner, was a member of the American Legion, the Knights of Columbus, Perth School Board, Lankin Livestock Association, Harvest States Elevator in Whitman, NE Grain in Petersburg, ND State Association of Farm Mutual Insurance Companies, and he was a lifelong member of the WFLA/Kosobud Lodge. He served as President/Chairman on most boards. He thoroughly enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren.
Daniel will be missed by his 3 children, Lynn Kouba of Adams, ND, Kristi (Gary) Brintnell of Fordville, ND, and Cory (Patti) Kouba of Lankin, ND; grandchildren, Brian (girlfriend, Kelsey) Brintnell, Nathan (Breanna) Brintnell, Kaitlyn Brintnell, Madysen (fiancé, Spencer) Kouba, and McKenzie Kouba; great grandchildren, Levi Brintnell and Lauren Brintnell; step-grandchildren, Kayla, Courtney (Dan), and Derek (fiancé, Brittany); step-great grandchildren, Kinnley, Mila, and Everett; a brother, Edward (Janice) Kouba of Bismarck, ND; and a sister-in-law, Betty (Leroy) Stensland of Cavalier, ND.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife, Marjorie.
The Funeral Mass for Daniel will be held at St. Mary Catholic Church of Lakota, ND, on Tuesday, October 25, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be in the WFL-Kosobud Cemetery, rural Lankin, ND. Visitation will be held at the Church on Tuesday, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of Mass.